ID: 12034

NASA Enters World of Ultra-High-Def (4K) Video

The solar system? Big. The galaxy? Bigger. What's bigger than that? Before you smugly suggest "The universe?", check this out: 4K Videos from NASA!

A little more than a decade ago, television transformed from the boxy, standard definition dimensions of 20th century engineers to the wider and sharper images of high definition TV. Well into the 21st century now, rapid growth in the next generation of video images promises to deliver spectacular pictures with profoundly greater fidelity and resolution than even the best HDTV. Officially known as Ultra-High Definition Television, it has rapidly come to be known as "4K", a moniker derived from the approximate width of images measured in pixels horizontally across a screen.

NASA has a long legacy pushing the boundaries of advanced media technologies, befitting its unique role in presenting important, state-of-the-art science and engineering stories to the American public. On this web page you'll find the first major release of 4K video content, presented in the public domain. The release of these media are concurrent with the launch of a new, non-commercial Ultra-High Definition channel in partnership with Harmonic.

For each of the following items on this website you may preview the program in your browser or you may select one of several different resolutions from the "download" button in the lower right hand corner of each. Be advised that the 4K videos will require fast internet connections and substantial storage space.

SYNTHESIS: NASA DATA VISUALIZATIONS IN ULTRA-HD (4K)


THERMONUCLEAR ART –
THE SUN IN ULTRA-HIGH DEFINITION (4K) VIDEO


PURSUIT OF LIGHT

BENNU’S JOURNEY

ARCTIC B-ROLL IN 4K

Credits

Michael Starobin (HTSI): Lead Producer
Stuart A. Snodgrass (HTSI): Lead Technical Support
Rich Melnick (HTSI): Technical Support
Laurence Schuler (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
Aaron E Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
Genna Duberstein (USRA): Producer
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Producer
Jefferson Beck (USRA): Producer
Leann M. Estrada (GST): Technical Support
Joycelyn Thomson Jones (NASA/GSFC): Technical Support
Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Technical Support
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
However, individual items should be credited as indicated above.

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Missions:
LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter)
OSIRIS-REX
SDO

Keywords:
SVS >> CME
SVS >> Earth
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Sun
GCMD >> Location >> Arctic
SVS >> SDO
SVS >> LRO
SVS >> Heliophysics
SVS >> OSIRIS-REx
SVS >> Bennu

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0